Located in the centre of the pretty Devon village of Lustleigh, on the edge of the stunning Dartmoor National Park, this cottage has been beautifully converted from the Victorian school.
The village tea room, shop and friendly pub are just 150 yards from the cottage, so you are in the perfect spot for a Devonshire cream tea or hearty supper, perhaps after walking the footpaths which radiate from the village and take in spectacular countryside scenery.
This semi-detached cottage welcomes you into a cosy living room with wood burning stove and entertainment in the form of a TV/DVD and piano for duets or to practise your scales.
The kitchen/dining room, through an archway from the living room, is a light, airy room for rustling up delicious meals from the fresh local Devon produce.
Downstairs is a handy shower-room, shared by the two bedrooms which you will find upstairs, complete with period characterful beams with wrought iron supports.
You will enjoy observing the slow pace of village life and lovely views from the pretty lawn garden which surrounds the cottage, with no less than two patios for eating al fresco from the barbecue and toasting your toes around the firepit when the sun sets.
As well as dramatic Lustleigh Cleave on the edge of the village to explore, Dartmoor's eastern slopes are just beyond, a great place for walking, picnicking and admiring the landscape.
Riding, fishing and golf can all be found close to Lustleigh, with the sea and beaches at Teignmouth or Torbay only about 10 miles away, so there are plenty of activities to sample.
About the location
Newton Abbot is situated in the heart of The English Riviera, with its mild climate and thriving palm trees. The ancient market town now offers plenty of modern shops and the famous Hedgehog Hospital, where visitors are encouraged to feed and hold the animals. There's also a racecourse where National Hunt racing takes place from spring until autumn, with craft fayres during winter. Newton Abbot has one of the only traditional working malthouses left in the UK, offering the finest selection of bottled beers in Devon. The nearby seaside towns of Teignmouth and Shaldon are very nearby and are fantastic destinations for families. Spend a day on the beach building sand castles and walk the impressive Victorian Pier at Teignmouth. The National Trust houses of Bradley Manor, Coleton Fishacre and Compton Castle are well worth a visit, whilst the highlight of your stay will undoubtedly be the stunning beaches around Torquay and the many hidden coves such as Meadfoot, Oddicombe and farther afield the pretty Ness Cove. And of course, the South West Coast Path provides stunning seascapes across the bay, with a popular stretch from Torquay Harbour to Daddyhole Plain, passing through Beacon Cove where Agatha Christie used to swim as a girl. Newton Abbot provides a fabulous base for an English seaside holiday all year round.
Note: Towels are provided at this property at an additional charge.